A shorter version of this piece appeared in the print edition of the Hindustan Times on January 31.
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December 2009 saw the posthumous publication of Vladimir Nabokov’s final, unfinished novel, The Original of Laura. Lavishly, lovingly and breathtakingly produced, the book reproduces the index cards on which Nabokov used to write. Read more